Helen N. O’Brien - North Smithfield

Helen N. O’Brien - North Smithfield

Helen N. O’Brien, 85, of North Smithfield, R.I., died Oct. 31, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.

She was the wife of the late James F. “Obee” O’Brien. She was born in North Smithfield, a daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Brodeur) Langelier.

Helen worked for the Hot Lunch Program for North Smithfield High School, Woonsocket High School, and the Halliwell School for many years, retiring in 1995. She was a lifelong North Smithfield resident.

She was a loving, caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, the beach, swimming, long drives, and spending time in the Berkshires.

She is survived by three sons, James P. and his wife Cherie of Orlando, Fla., John H. and his wife Tracy of Stockbridge, Mass., and Joseph L. O’Brien of North Smithfield; three daughters, Jane M. Fulasz and her husband Ed of Foster, Jo-Ann Lussier and her husband Dennis of North Smithfield and Janice M. O’Brien-Sarracino of Coventry; and seven grandchildren, Shane, Kimberly, Jennifer, Kaylee, Matthew, Dean and Mariah. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren; her sister, Janet Sweck; and a brother, Roger Langelier.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Jason P. O’Brien; her brother, Norman Langelier; and her sisters, Doris Bligh, and Connie Beane.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Egidio DiPardo & Sons Funeral Home, 75 Harris Ave., Woonsocket, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Paul’s Church in Blackstone. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and Monday from 4-7 p.m.